Skip ‘Little Axe’ McDonald

Skip

Little Axe is the return to the blues that Skip grew up with. McDonald, formed the house band for the pioneering rap label Sugar Hill, providing the music for some of the most seminal records of the era by Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaata, Force M.D.’s and others. Skip still has got the blues but this is ‘blues dub’ like you never heard before.

Little Axe is the return to the blues that Skip grew up with and learned from his father. Born in 1949, Dayton, Ohio in the USA. Skip McDonald learned to play the blues on his father’s guitar from the age of 8, but from picking up a guitar as a child, and returning to his roots with Little Axe, there has been a long twisting road. McDonald, along with bassplayer Doug Wimbish and drummer Keith LeBlanc formed the house band for the pioneering rap label Sugar Hill, providing the music for some of the most seminal records of the era by Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaata, Force M.D.’s and others. From there he worked closely with Adrian Sherwood on many of projects for the On-U Sound label, as well as spearheading the band Tackhead and working with Living Colour.

Region: All
Start Date: 19/03/2010
End Date: 19/03/2010
Start Time: 20.00
Venue: Norwich Arts Centre
Venue Address: St Benedicts Street
Website: http://www.norwichartscentre.co.uk
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